06 Feb '12, 12pm

New biodegradable packaging could be the answer to plastic free food wrapping via @triplepundit

New biodegradable packaging could be the answer to plastic free food wrapping via @triplepundit

An Israeli company named Tipa is developing biodegradable packages that automatically “perish” within 180 days, just like your average orange or banana. Now you can finally throw your junk out the window without feeling too guilty about it. Most food and beverages we consume daily are packaged in plastic, which can take up to a thousand years to degrade. Tipa co-founder and CEO, Daphna Nissenbaum, tells NoCamels that “today recyclable materials are used for disposable dishes, bags and travel packages but not for food, mainly because these materials lack the required qualities: they are too fragile, lack elasticity, are not sealed or contain dangerous ingredients. As a result, most of the food packing industry still relies on plastic.” The formula of materials used by Tipa contains a mixture of polymers, used to produce elastic and hard packages, with the qualities of stand...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/wrapped-nature-new-bi...

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